Kevin Coldrey: A personal South African divestment story

I am an economist by training and worked in the industry for almost a decade before making the decision to change career paths. I am currently furthering my studies, this time focusing on climate change and sustainable development. I hope to use my experience in the corporate sector to drive the change that is needed, …

May workshop for investors and fund managers: ‘Fossil fuel divestment: Fad, necessity or opportunity?’

    Summary On 10 May 2017, Fossil Free South Africa convened a workshop for financial services professionals in Cape Town on fossil fuel divestment. The aim of the workshop was to build awareness of climate and carbon risk – and the divest-reinvest movement – amongst financial services professionals, and to catalyse the creation of …

Latest newsletter: UCT march planned for 11 Oct, and other news

UCT campaign ongoing, divestment march on campus on Tuesday 11 October Our continuing campaign at UCT has moved the university to develop a draft ethical investment policy. If approved, that policy will create the channels for UCT to consider a commitment to divestment. The university's ethical investment task team meets again this Thursday.  To keep up …

How Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has started divestment

Our thanks to friends in WWF Norway for this information: highlights from Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund’s first responsible investment report. Note that while fossil fuels are the headline item, other divestments are based on mining damages, deforestation caused by palm oil plantation planting, and abuse of water rights. 1) On climate change: - Conducted a …

Happy new year; please support our Thundafund appeal; also, 300 profs ask Stanford to divest

Best wishes for 2015, everyone. Key campaign news: • Firstly, our Thundafund appeal expires on 31 January – please donate if you can, spread the word and the link, share on Facebook, etc. • Secondly, our first UCT working group meeting of the year will be at 5.27pm, on 27 January, in Centlivres 3.29. And …